Ariel Lynn is a writer, artist, and musician. She has a BA in music business from New Mexico State and plays the trumpet. She comes from a family of musicians and creatives. After graduating and working as a musician for years, she realized she wanted something different from life, moved to Albuquerque, and became a teacher. She now spends her time writing, painting and cutting things out of paper – moonlighting on trumpet when she likes. She believes art is about sharing stories – remembering we are all just people sharing our time and our humanity. She has five cats.